Rock News

News from our leadership:

Signs are coming!  Signage for The Rock’s south entrance and a BVCA sign to be placed over the secondary south “elevator entrance” are being built.  Installation is not yet scheduled, but could be as early as August 20.

Storage shed:  A storage shed kit for The Rock’s mowers, snow blower/shovels and other landscape tools has been delivered and will be erected by the end of August.

Blue Valley Community Action: Renovation in the lower level of The Rock is nearly complete and BVCA could move in as early as the end of this month.  Stand by for an invitation to help with final clean-up and move-in.

Ministry Plan Approval: The Rock’s annual Ministry Plan for 2021-22, the document that directs The Rock’s activities, was not approved at the July voters meeting to allow additional time for collection and recording your responses to “Saved to Serve” surveys.  The updated Ministry Plan draft will be shared with the congregation at least one week prior to an approval vote to allow for your feedback.

A few strong hands needed for a few short minutes: After worship on Sunday, August 15, we’ll be moving the nativity stable from the corner of the parking lot to allow construction of The Rock’s new storage shed.  The shed will be erected beginning Monday, August 16.

It’s almost time for Stepping Stones and FaithInk to start again. As always, we’ll kick off the season with a potluck picnic in the park. Join us September 8 at 6:30 at Plum Creek park at the tennis court picnic shelter. Instruction starts the following Wednesday, September 15. Learn more and sign your kids up on our website: Stepping Stones for children ages 3 to grade 4 / FaithInk confirmation class for grades 5 to 8 / Godparents groups for grades 9-12.

If anyone would like more information on potentially helping with Stepping Stones, email [email protected] for more information. Stepping Stones isn’t just run by teachers–classroom helpers would be a huge help and blessing to our teachers!

Thank you for your kindness in signing up to help a family in need! We were given the opportunity to bless a local family that is going through hardship with a member of their family on hospice. To ease a little stress, The Rock set up a meal train for them, and those dates are now filled. Thank you for helping bless this family. If you have gift cards or cash contributions for this family, you can bring those to church on Sunday or drop them off at the Sparetime with a note that they are for the family the Rock is helping. 

Nicodemus Comfort Dog will be at the Seward Public Library Sunday August 29 from 2-3 p.m. Nico and his Team have been invited to do the library’s monthly presentation for the public. The Team will be explaining what, how, when, where Nico deploys to service locally as well as out of state. Come, get a pet and a book all at the same place. 

Help support our teens and leaders headed to next year’s National Youth Gathering. Thanks to all who have supported the youth this month by purchasing dinner at the farmer’s market. There will be a brief youth parents meeting after church service on August 22nd.  We will go over timelines, plans, fundraising. 

You can make a donation to their travel fund at any time in the year to come. Just mark your donation as “youth gathering fund” and the money will be added to the group’s account.

YogaFaith News:  Join Erika Rolf (RYT-200) or Sara Moll (RYT-200) for Christian YogaFaith classes at The Rock!  Class offerings are as follows:  All Level YogaFaith is on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 5:30 p.m.; Restorative YogaFaith every Sunday night at 7:00 p.m.; Flow and Go is offered twice a month on Saturday mornings from 8:00-8:45 a.m.;  and a 15-minute Sonrise YogaFaith class focuses on stretching, prayer and God’s word. Please see their Facebook page for a full calendar and more information.

Our August item for the Blue Valley food pantry is canned fruit. Feel free to bring in any canned meat you still have from July. The collection box is in the Rock Cafe. Thanks for being a blessing to the community in this way! You can see our Blue Valley Pantry item schedule on our website

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